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Pam Grier


Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched her with The Big Doll House (1971), about a women's... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown Jackie Brown
(1997)
Above the Law
Above the Law Delores 'Jacks' Jackson
(1988)
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Louise Williams
(1996)
The L Word
The L Word Kit Porter
(2004-2009)

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 2017 Bad Grandmas (post-production)
Coralee
  Rose (post-production)
Lily
 2012 Mafia
James Womack
 2012 Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day
Detective Barrick
 2010 The Invited
Zelda
 2005 Back in the Day
Mrs. Cooper
 2002 Baby of the Family
Mrs. Williams
 2001 Bones
Pearl
 2001 3 A.M.
George
 2000 Slow Burn
Detective Della Wilder
 2000 Fortress 2
Susan Mendenhall
 2000 Snow Day
Tina
 1999 Holy Smoke
Carol
 1999 No Tomorrow
Diane
 1997 Fakin' Da Funk
Annabelle Lee
 1997 Strip Search
Janette
 1996 Original Gangstas
Laurie Thompson
 1993 Posse
Phoebe
 1987 The Allnighter
Sgt. McLeesh
 1986 On the Edge
Cora
 1986 The Vindicator
Hunter
 1985 Stand Alone
Cathryn Bolan
 1977 La notte dell'alta marea
Sandra (as Pamela Grier)
 1976 Drum
Regine (as Pamela Grier)
 1975 Bucktown
Aretha
 1974 The Arena
Mamawi
 1973 Coffy
Coffy
 1972 Hit Man
Gozelda (as Pamela Grier)
 1972 The Twilight People
Ayesa - the Panther Woman
 1972 Cool Breeze
Mona (as Pamela Grier)
 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Fourth Woman (as Pamela Grier)
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In the 1980s she performed in the stage play "Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune" with actor Richard Lawson; Grier gained eighty pounds to prepare for this role. The prolific dramatist Terrence McNally authored this play, which was adapted for the screen; See Frankie and Johnny (1991). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 24 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pam Greer | Pamela Grier

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Film and television is the bulk of my work. I get my personal fulfillment from theater; plays are where you can take chances and really work with the moment. Movies and TV just aren't like that. See more »

Trivia:

Named as one of Ebony Magazine's "100 Most Fascinating Women of the 20th Century". See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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